Friday Flotsam

Freedle-dee-do. Woo woo woo! (<–ew)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I absolutely love to run. Big runner, this gal. I don’t run crazy long impressive stretches, but I normally manage to get in a 2.5 mile run 4-5 times a week. Which is perfect for me. Of course I love the exercise benefits of running, the strength building, the muscle definition, the alone time, the stress release, that whole “runner’s high,” yadda yadda YADDA. But you know what I love most about running? The absolute most? Hand signals.

That’s right. Hand signals. I am beyond obsessed with hand signaling when I run. Can’t hand signal enough. Am I going right? Out goes my right arm. Am I going left? No worries, my left arm will let you in on this decision. Am I going straight? Have no fear, I shall make it known with a crystal clear arm stretch out front. Even if there’s not a single soul on the road when I run, I still hand signal. You know, just in case a bird or a squirrel needs to know. We can’t have nature wrecks out there, you guys. It’s too dangerous.

You know what hand signaling reminds me of? It reminds me of driver’s ed in 10th grade. You know the dude sticking his arm way out of his 1976 brown and tan station wagon. Oh, you know the dude I’m talking about. I love that dude! That dude knows how to party. And how to hand signal.

Keep America safe. Hand signal.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I can’t thank you enough for your incredible encouragement for Will last week! We’ve been working with him really hard over the last few days, and I’m so proud to report that he can now say antidisestablishmentarianism now, no problem!

Actually, “ball” and “mama” are currently in heavy rotation, which honestly, a week ago would have been a complete joke. So I feel like we’re inching our way to success! Do you think it’s too soon to give Harvard a ring?

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

We’ve been watching a lot of Seinfeld on the Hulu lately. You do know the entire season’s been on it since late June, right? Hello, all my dreams have come true. And would you believe Aaron hasn’t seen a LICK of it? I nearly drew up the divorce papers right then. This is the thing, Aaron loathes sitcoms. Caaaaaan’t staaaaaand ’em. Friends makes him barfy. New Girl makes him squeamish. How I Met Your Mother? Won’t stand for it. You guys, even The Cosby Show gives him hives. WHO IS THIS MARTIAN?

The irony is, he’s got the personality of someone on a sitcom. He talks like it. Writes like it. Acts like it. He’s a bonafide hoot and a half!

Well. well. well. Guess what mama discovered. HE LIKES SEINFELD. He never really knew it was a show about nothing! Seriously, I feel like we have discovered the secret to a long-lasting partnership. We’re actually watching a TV show, together, that doesn’t involve dead bodies or detectives, and we laugh. And laugh. And laugh. And every single episode I’m like, “SEE? ISN’T THIS SHOW THE GREATEST? I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU NEVER WATCHED IT!” I scream it all, just like that. I might need to get Aaron some new earplugs, now that I’m thinking about it.


Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I’d like to apologize for using the word mama in third person up there.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Weekend plans? My super fun sis-in-law is on her way to town later today. You don’t even rightly care because DAT BOOTY.

Question: how on earth are you surviving this heat and humidity with little kids? Mine are going loco. *I* am going loco. Give me ideas on how to keep them entertained because my head’s about to explode. We do the sprinkler in the back yard. We go to the Splash Park. We’re headed to the library next week. What else, what else?? Waaaaaaah!

dat. booty.


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12 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Morgan July 17, 2015 at 8:43 am #
  2. Ellen July 17, 2015 at 8:54 am #
    YES! Seinfeld! As for the twins, just give em a popsicle and stick them in front of a fan. Oh wait, that's how I'm dealing with the heat.
  3. Emily @ Life on Food July 17, 2015 at 10:03 am #
    Cutest bum ever!
  4. judi July 17, 2015 at 10:27 am #
    love the little booty(s) - love the ripples - idea for a hot summer day? i have become a pinterest hoarder - my granddaughter comes for a couple of three weeks during the summer so i keep collecting ideas - my pinterest stash is located here: i'm all about the simple creative fun for kids
  5. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee July 17, 2015 at 10:28 am #
    Butter up those rolls!!! Baby leg rolls are the best!!!
  6. Deanna July 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm #
    I get not liking the laugh track on some sitcoms, but not liking sitcoms at all? Weirdo. And in all fairness, the Coaby show gives me hives.
  7. Brie July 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm #
    I just stumbled across your Instagram today and I must say, I'm in love! My kids and I are starting to go a little loco these days too! Last week I went to the dollar store and bought just about every kid friendly kitchen tool they had. I filled cups, bowls and pots with water and set everything up on our back deck in their "restaurant". They were thrilled and it kept them busy for an hour! Okay it was probably 20 minutes but to me, it felt like an hour!
  8. Kelly July 18, 2015 at 8:17 am #
    I love Seinfeld! I'm also a huge sitcom fan, where as my husband is a lot more particular. So far only Seinfeld, 30 Rock, and Arrested Development have passed the test. And Veep. Does Veep count as a sitcom? I don't know. Finding shows to watch together (especially funny ones) really is so nice!
  9. Fran July 20, 2015 at 2:48 pm #
    You can't trust people who don't like Seinfield. Or pizza. Or dogs. And let's be honest, who doesn't get hives watching anything Cosby related now-a-days . . .
  10. Jamie July 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm #
    Bubbles! The bigger the better. Target often has these great bubble wands in the dollar section, but buy extra bubbles. = )
  11. Abby July 21, 2015 at 11:32 am #
    Ha. haaaa.hahahaha (<-- me right now at work thinking about ALL THE DAMN HAND SIGNALING I'M GONNA DO when I go for a run later)
  12. Voskosmos August 5, 2015 at 7:54 am #
    That episode is just the absolute best. Jerry's eyes. That stupid pen. STELLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Classic!

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